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Norma Stangeland

Norma Stangeland, age 87, of Carrington, ND, passed away on Sunday, October 13, 2019, at Golden Acres Estates, Carrington, ND.

Norma was born on August 22, 1932, the daughter of Henry and Mabel (Anderson) Pedersen.  She attended grade school in rural Foster County and then went to Carrington High School.  After graduating, she attended Concordia College for one year.

On March 17, 1955, Norma married Kenneth Stangeland in McHenry, ND.  They resided in Juanita for 35 years, where they enjoyed a life of farming.  They had a daughter, Sue and two sons, Rodney and Douglas.

In 1990, Norma and Kenneth purchased a home in Carrington.  She enjoyed attending basketball, baseball, football and volleyball games to watch her grandchildren.  They enjoyed traveling and playing bridge.  She was involved in the Trinity Lutheran Church in many ways; her favorite was quilting on Monday afternoons. For many years, she enjoyed going to the Senior Citizen Center to socialize, eat and play cards, games and bingo.  Her gardening, flowers and family were very important to her.  She was always ready for a holiday family game of Scrabble.  She kept herself busy by doing jigsaw puzzles and reading.

Norma is survived by a daughter, Sue (David) Swanson, Carrington, ND; two sons, Rodney (Brenda) Stangeland, Plymouth, MN and Douglas (Cody) Stangeland, Carrington, ND; six grandchildren, Lynnette (Michael) Ophaug, Andrew (Heather) Swanson, Karisa (Dan) Polson, Brett Stangeland, Randy (Sara) Kollman and Justin (Brooke) Kollman; seven great-grandchildren, Jonah, Hadley and Piper Swanson, Madelyn Polson, Lucy Kollman , Jayce and Easton Kollman; one sister, Gloria Sparrow, Spearfish, SD; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; one sister, Bonita (Pedersen) Borge; and two brothers, Arlen and Stanley Pedersen.

Visitation will be Thursday, 5:00PM – 7:00PM at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington and one hour prior to the funeral at church.

Funeral Service will be held Friday, October 18, 2019, at 9:30AM in Trinity Lutheran Church, Carrington.

Burial will be at the Carrington Cemetery.

Posted Condolences:


  1. Doug, so sorry to hear the news of your Mom’s passing. Great memories of when she was watching YOUR games. Hope our paths cross at some point – maybe a baseball reunion someday?

  2. Such a wonderful woman. Was always so caring for the other residents at the Golden Acres Estates. She will be dearly missed.

  3. Sending our sincere condolences of the passing of your mother, Norma. May your precious memories sustain you during this very difficult time.

  4. I’m sending all my love and prayers, Norma was a special aunt in my book.

  5. I always enjoyed seeing Norma when passing by The Estates this last year. Her positivity and genuine smile has left a mark on us who have had the chance to meet her in our lifetime! May she be rewarded greatly in Heaven with her loved ones!

  6. So sorry to here of Norma’s Passing

  7. Condolences to my cousin Norma’s family.

  8. So sorry to hear of Norma’s passing. God bless her memory and give you comfort during this difficult time of loss.

  9. Aunt Norma was a very sweet and special person. I remember visiting them in Juanita. Norma made an awesome brownie cookie with chocolate frosting. Thinking of cousins Sue, Rodney and Doug during this time.

  10. Very sorry to hear about Aunt Norma. She was always so kind and soft spoken.


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